arm·​rest ˈärm-ˌrest How to pronounce armrest (audio)
: a support for the arm

Examples of armrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put this sofa armrest organizer on the side of your couch and have a place to organize all your living room items. Christopher Murray, Fox News, 11 May 2024 Bauman said there will be a few rows of VIP seating with double armrests. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 The interior is attractive and trimmed in appealing materials, including soft surfaces for the dash, doors and armrests. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 Each armrest is made from sustainable and naturally water-resistant acacia wood and the base of the sectional is made from all-weather rattan that can withstand everything from the harsh sun to the rain. Stephanie Osmanski, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 May 2024 There’s even a storage cubby beneath the central armrest that can be cooled to –6 degrees Celsius or heated to 50 degrees Celsius (21 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit). Alistair Charlton, WIRED, 19 Apr. 2024 Inside his ramshackle Westside home, Wally gingerly positioned his bony frame sideways on an armrest of his recliner and played the role of raconteur, narrating remarkable stories about our lineage. Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Otherwise, the two chairs are largely similar, except the armrests on this model can only be adjusted up and down. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 5 Apr. 2024 Its innovative design, featuring adjustable lumbar support, breathable mesh back, and customizable tilt and armrests, ensures optimal comfort during extended periods of sitting. Bethany Braun-Silva, ABC News, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of armrest was in 1849

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“Armrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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